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View from SW showing SSW and WNW fronts of hotel and tollhouse in background

SC 793605

Description View from SW showing SSW and WNW fronts of hotel and tollhouse in background

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 793605

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Golf Hotel, No 4 High Street, Crail, Fife, from west-south-west This view from the west-south-west, taken in 1979, shows the Golf Hotel, an outstanding example of a mid-18th-century nepus-gabled building, probably built as an inn. Note the angled ground floor, with the first floor corbelled out. In the left background is the tolbooth, with its 16th-century tower and 1776 steeple. The term 'nepus gable' refers to the central projection of the front wall, which contains flues from fireplaces on the front of the building, and also has windows which light the attic. Derived from the term 'nep house', this feature became fashionable in Scotland in about 1740. Crail is a very ancient settlement, a royal burgh from the 12th century, with a church partly dating from the same period. It was an important market town and seaport, and also a fishing port. In the 20th century it became a resort of the quieter kind, a status it still retains. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH140


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 793605) View from SW showing SSW and WNW fronts of hotel and tollhouse in background

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